"UNIT 1: Fiction and Nonfiction Vocabulary"
UNIT 1: Fiction and Nonfiction Vocabulary DIRECTIONS: Read the words and their definitions and examples listed below. These words are often used when talking about reality and things that are true. 1. Comprehend: to understand the nature or meaning of something It took me a few months to comprehend algebra, but then I finally understood it. 2. Concrete: something that is able to be seen and touched A basketball or pencil is concrete, but love is not concrete. 3. Confirm: to verify the truth, accuracy, or genuineness of something He was able to confirm that the Chicago Bears won their last football game. 4. Context: the set of circumstances that surround a particular event or situation We can define an unknown word within the context of an entire sentence. 5. Differentiate: to perceive the difference in or between two or more things One can differentiate between the style of country music and rap music. Directions: Now review some synonyms and antonyms for each vocabulary word. Fill in the blanks and write your own sentence using each word correctly. Synonym: one or two or more words that has similar meaning Antonym: a word that means the opposite of the given word 1. COMPREHEND a. Synonyms: understand, conceive, grasp b. Antonyms: misunderstand, misconceive, misinterpret Write your own sentence using the word comprehend. 2. CONCRETE a. Synonyms: real, true, actual, existent b. Antonyms: hypothetical, nonexistent Write your own sentence using the word concrete. 3. CONFIRM a. Synonyms: support, validate, verify b. Antonyms: Write your own sentence using the word confirm. 4. CONTEXT a. Synonyms: surroundings b. Antonyms: Write your own sentence using the word context. 5. DIFFERENTIATE a. Synonyms: b. Antonyms: Write your own sentence using the word differentiate. Directions: Write two sentences using 3 or more of the above vocabulary words that make a connection and relation to the ideas about truth and reality. Think about what it means to be true and real when using the new vocabulary.